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Boise State salutes their graduates with their first-ever virtual ceremony

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Boise State salutes their graduates with their first-ever virtual ceremony

Boise State salutes their graduates with their first-ever virtual ceremony

Boise State's 106th graduation class is different than any other class in the history of the university as these students were forced to persevere because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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IMJESSICA TAYLOR.A BIG DAY FOR BOISESTATE STUDENTS...THE CLASS OF 20-20HAD THEIRCOMMENCEMENTTODAY... BUT ITLOOKED VERYDIFFERENTCOMPARED TO YEARSPAST... AS B-S-U HELDTHEIR FIRST EVERVIRTUALGRADUATION.IDAHO NEWS SIX'SSTEVE DENT SHOWSUS HOW B-S-U WENTABOVE AND BEYONDTO HONOR THESESTUDENTS FOR THEIRHARD WORK.2020 HAS BEENDIFFERENT YEAR."CONGRATULATIONSCLASS OF 2020."BOISE STATE'SNEWESTGRADUATING CLASSOVERCAME THECORONAVIRUS ASWELL AS ALL THEOTHER CHALLENGESTHAT COMES WITHEARNING A DEGREE."THIS ONE IS LIKE NOOTHER IN BOISESTATE'S HISTORY ANDYOU ARE LIKE NOOTHER CLASS."THE STUDENTSEXPRESSED THEIRGRATITUDE TO THOSEWHO HELPED THEMTHROUGH THISJOURNEY."DR. JERRY ALLENFAILS, MYGRANDPARENTS, MYWIFE AND DAUGHTER,MY CHILDREN FORALL OF THEIRSUPPORT, MY MOMAND MY DAD, SHOUTOUT TO YOU TRICIA,LOVE YOU."BOISE STATEUNIVERSITY FACULTYAND STAFF WENT THEEXTRA MILE IN A BLUEKIND OF WAY TOCREATE A VERYUNIQUE CEREMONY."THE DAY HASARRIVED,CONGRATULATIONSON EVERYTHING YOUHAVEACCOMPLISHED, YOUARE A SPECIALUNIQUE GROUP OFPEOPLE, YOU CAMEYOU PERSISTED YOUCONQUERED, I AMEXPECTING A LOT OFYOU GUYS, YOU CANHELP US CREATE AWORLD WHEREEVERY HUMAN ISVALUED, WE ARE SOPROUD OF YOU,PLEASE ALWAYSKNOW WE ARE YOURBIGGESTCHEERLEADERS."BOISE STATE'SSTUDENT SPEAKERTYLER CHAPMANEARNED A DEGREE ININFORMATION TECHMANAGEMENT & ADEGREE IN GAMES,INTERACTIVE MEDIAAND MOBILETECHNOLOGY."WHEN I WASDIAGNOSED WITH ABRAIN TUMOR INMIDDLE SCHOOL IHAD BRAIN SURGERYAND ONCE AGAIN LIVEMOVED ON."THIS HAGERMANHELPED DEVELOPTHE BRONCO BEAMAPP TO CONNECTSTUDENTS WITHFOOD THATOTHERWISE WOULDHAVE BEENDISPOSED OF.

HEALSO HAD A LIFECHANGINGINTERNSHIP NASA."THANK YOU BOISESTATE FOR ALLOWINGTHIS SMALL TOWNIDAHOAN TO TAKEONE GIANT LEAP."I SPOKE WITHCHAPMAN AFTER THECEREMONY TO GETHIS THOUGHTS ONBOISE STATE'S FIRSTEVER VIRTUALGRADUATION."NOBODY ELSE CANSAY THEY HAVE EVERBEEN PART OF ANONLINE GRADUATIONAND ALTHOUGH ITMIGHT FEEL A LITTLEWEIRD TO SAY IT ISPROBABLY THE FIRSTTIME IN A WHILEWHERE WE ACTUALLYGET TO SAY WE DIDSOMETHING UNIQUEAND THAT'S ALL THATYOU CAN ASK FORWHEN YOUGRADUATE FROMCOLLEGE."CHAPMAN WILL MOVETO NORTH CAROLINATO HELP MEDICALRESEARCHERSCOLLABORATETHROUGH VIRTUALREALITY HE'S ONE OF2,785 GRADUATES INBOISE STATE'S 106THGRADUATING CLASS."YEAH I JUST WANTTO CONGRATULATEALL THE OTHERGRADUATES."STEVE DENT IDAHONEWS SIX.THE GRADUATIONVIDEO ALSOINCLUDED MESSAGESFROM SEVERALPROMINENT PEOPLEINCLUDING THEGOVERNOR.

MAYORMCLEAN.

KELLENMOORE AND COACHHARSIN.WE WILL POST A LINKTO THE ENTIREGRADUATION VIDEOON OUR WEBSITEIDAHO NEWS SIX DOT




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